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Chris Clarke

Chris Clarke writes thrillers under the name Aaron Aalborg and has retired to Costa Rica from New York and bought a house here 6 years ago. His career included international banking. He has degrees in economics and management. In earlier lives he was a Catholic trainee monk; a radical student activist, a Royal Marine Commando, a businessman, a partner in a consulting firm, a professor at a UK business school, an Investment banker and the CEO of a global executive search firm. He has lived in Europe, Asia, New York and Latin America.

Should we shout ‘Hooray!’ or be sad?

Some industries are suffering worse than others due to the lockdown. Advertising is hard...

What could the end of globalization mean for Costa Rica?

I always seem to see the most dismal future. They used to call economics...

A Tale of Two Countries

Aaron Aalborg is a retired international banker, economist and business advisor now living in...

Parallel Worlds – Seeing Red Again

Our world. My wife and I drove to a lunchtime party at Los Sueños,...

The Poor The Hardest Hit

As one would expect the focus so far has been on those affected as...

As Others See Us

Q OPINION - The world is especially turbulent this month. There is a potential...

Writer’s Corner: El Peon and Other Stories from the Campo

Michael Crump has lived in rural, Costa Rica with his wife, Janet and dog,...

Echoes of Costa Rica or Impressions of Costa Rica from those who have not visited

Q EXPAT FOCUS - Most of us “know” about much of the world through...

Travelers’ Tales: Welcome Back

Introduction by Chris Clarke - Carol McCool and I met five years ago, through...

Travellers Tales: Karin’s Story

'Introduction by Chris Clarke'. This is a traveler’s tale from Colombia, before the ruination of...

Ecuador – A Competitor to Costa Rica (Part Two)

Q TRAVEL - Ecuador vs. Costa Rica, Common problems. This is the second of...

Ecuador – A Competitor to Costa Rica (Part One)

Q TRAVEL - This is the first of two articles about Ecuador through the...


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